Rejuvenating our mind, body and spirit through CONSCIOUSNESS, Healing, sound, and the transformational powers of the sacred elements.
MAESTRO MANUEL RUFINO
& DREAM SEED
Wednesday October 18 - Sunday October 22
Together we will gather in intimate community to explore:
- Sacred Song & Sound Healing Training
- DRUM MAKING WORKSHOP
- Sweat Lodge Ceremonies
- MORNING AND Evening Meditations
- Shamanic Sound Journeys
- Flower Bath RITUALS
- Developing DAILY Practices
- Delicious & Nourishing Vegetarian Cuisine
Sacred Song & Sound Healing Training
Sacred sound is an ancient science that is based on vibration, frequency, intention and consciousness. In this workshop series we will focus on learning sound healing techniques, awakening to the inner voice and intuitive energies, and opening the pathways to working with sacred sound. We will focus on opening the voice through vocal exercises, sacred mantras, indigenous songs and chants. We will explore sound healing through giving and receiving sound baths and we will be working with quartz crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, flutes, bells, drums, rattles, harmonium and other sound healing instruments to explore and learn how to create healing spaces with sound. PLEASE BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS IF YOU HAVE THEM. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!
Many people native to the Americas call the sweat lodge the womb of our Mother Earth. In this sacred ceremony we will have the opportunity to purify ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, & spiritually. With our intentions and prayers we will move beyond ourselves and merge with the elemental & cosmic forces. A sweat lodge is a ceremony where participants enter into a small, insulated hut that is then heated with hot stones brought from a sacred fire. Together, the group moves through 4 rounds of prayer, songs, and teachings, utilizing the four elements as a means to purify and focus our prayers.
drum making ceremony
THE DRUM IS A SACRED INSTRUMENT THAT INVOKES THE HEART AND SPEAKS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE. ITS RHYTHMIC HEARTBEAT IS AT THE CENTER OF CEREMONIES HELD BY PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE SHAMANIC DRUM IS USED TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE SPIRIT AND TO CONNECT OUR HEARTS WITH THE HEARTBEAT OF THE EARTH. IT IS A POWERFUL MEDICINE THAT HEALS THE BODY, HEART, MIND, AND SPIRIT.
IN THIS WORKSHOP WE WILL COME TOGETHER IN A SACRED SPACE TO CREATE OUR OWN CEREMONIAL DRUMS AND LEARN A traditional native american FRAME DRUM-TYING TECHNIQUE
Sacred ANDEAN FLOWER CEREMONY
We will have ONE sacred ANDEAN FLOWER CEREMONY in which We come together in a sacred circle for healing, clearing, activation & transformation. THIS CEREMONY cOMES FROM THE ANDES OF PERU AND WAS PASSED TO US BY a QUECHUA ELDER, TITO LA ROSA. these FLOWER CEREMONIES are a direct route to personal evolution and include teachings, incantations, chants, songs, meditation and prayer. We will work more intimately with the sacred herbs & the 4 elements to gain a deeper understanding of the harmonization of these allies. We will explore the techniques of sound healing to more easily shift belief systems, remove blockages and integrate our power and soul gifts.
DREAM SEED: Shamanic Sound Journeying
In Dream Seed, Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks, and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound-healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind, and spirit. You will have an opportunity to set a clear intention, recharge your energy, and explore the realm beyond the physical.
Morning movement & meditation Practices
Every morning we will gather to develop our morning practice. When we are centered and in balance, we are able to face anything, whether it is external or internal. We will connect with the forces of the 4 directions and the 3 hearts through yogic practices and meditation. These physical and mental practices are a practical and effective way to focus our energy and intention to generate equanimity, harmony and peace within our selves. Through this we are able to give our days an orientation, direction, and help to raise and maintain our vibration.
Nourishing Vegetarian cuisine
Our retreat will provide delicious vegetarian meals using organic and locally sourced fruits and vegetables. It is our intention to ensure that whatever you eat is supporting and empowering your process of transformation. Please let us know if you have any specific allergies or dietary restrictions, we will do our very best to nourish and nurture your body, mind and spirit.
About the Retreat Center
This retreat is located in a private sanctuary nestled amongst temples and shrines in the remote mountain sacred valleys in South Lantau. It is Accessible only by hiking and is completely surrounded by the serenity and beauty of nature, including streams, lotus ponds, and a wide variety of trees, flowers and plants. While being removed from the daily bustle of Hong Kong, the space offers modern amenities, ROOMs and places to camp.
ABOUT MAESTRO MANUEL RUFINO
Maestro Manuel Rufino is a recognized elder in the Taino tradition and World Director of M.A.I.S.C. He is a spiritual guide, gifted ceremonial leader and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world. He is also an artist, certified iridologist, naturo-therapist & the visionary guiding the Golden Drum community and many vegetarian restaurants including Jungle Café NYC. Guided by his teacher, Maestro Domingo Dias Porta, Maestro Manuel has been following the trails of indigenous healing arts for over 42 years. Currently, Maestro Manuel travels around the world sharing Initiatic traditions, leading workshops, lectures, sweat lodges and healing rituals.
About Members of Dream Seed
Dream Seed was created as a vehicle to share sacred teachings and sounds through community service, workshops, performances, retreats and other events. Dream Seed comprises of members of M.A.I.S.C, Golden Drum and the Sacred Arts Research Foundation, all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations founded by Maestro Manuel Rufino. Our common mission is to enrich communities through the healing arts, education and service. We are dedicated to preserving the sacred traditions of humanity and embrace a path that is committed to improving the quality of life and well being of others. the members of dream seed are students of Maestro Manuel Rufino, recognized elder of the Taino tradition with over 40 years of experience studying the sacred. with his permission and blessing, dream seed is an extension of the work of maestro manuel rufino, sharing the knowledge that has been passed from a lineage of teachers that is called the Universal Initiatic College. Dream seed travels the world together, weaving an interconnected global community that embraces a unified, transcendental path of wisdom, love, truth and knowledge of the eternal soul. without the sacrifice, and dedication of the great teachers of humanity, none of this could be accomplished. A large percentage of proceeds earned through our work goes to the Golden Drum community to aid in the construction of an International Spiritual Retreat center in upstate New York.
Brooke Flying Bear’s mission is to be in service to awaken peace for humanity through sound, music, healing, education, and to inspire and reconnect people to sacred wisdom traditions and indigenous knowledge. Brooke is an active disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino and is a founding member of the Golden Drum, a cultural community center for consciousness in Brooklyn, NY; she is an educator at the Sacred Arts Research Foundation, and a member of the Universal Initiatic College; learning the traditional Native American healing ways and spiritual traditions of the earth and spirit. Brooke is a founder of Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey, a sound healing collective. She is a visionary song-writer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, working with guitar, piano, ngoni, harmonium, violin, flutes, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, gong, shamanic drum and percussion, and is a music producer/engineer. Brooke has been carrying the healing traditions of Reiki, Pleiadian Lightwork, Sound Healing, and Shamanic Healing for over 13 years and has recently opened a company called New Sun Living that provides holistic services for people and spaces based in Aquarian Age consciousness principles.
Matthew has been a disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino since 2008. He is a founding member of Dream Seed and Golden Drum, a cultural community center in Brooklyn, New York. He has studied Reiki, Native American healing traditions and music as well as sacred songs from indigenous cultures from around the world. Matthew has focused his musical studies on singing, ukulele, harmonium, and percussion including the Native American water drum, hand drum, tabla, and djembe. His mission is to use music and art for healing and as a tool to aid in the evolution of consciousness.
AJ Block is the director of Didge Project and is active as a didgeridoo teacher and performer. In addition to didgeridoo, AJ has spent years studying music traditions from all over the world including jazz (trombone and piano), western classical music, Indian Classical Music, guitar and world percussion. AJ has developed a number of programs for Didge Project including The ABCs of Didgeridoo, The Didgeridoo Skills Course, and Circular Breathing Mastery. As a performer AJ is the leader of the Didge Project Music Collective and a member of Dream Seed: A Shamanic Sound Journey. AJ is a founding member of Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of sacred art traditions through education, ritual and study. As a student of spiritual teacher Maestro Manuel Rufino AJ is an active member of the Golden Drum community.
Jerry Walsh is a musician, poet, beatboxer, and student of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a world-renowned spiritual leader and Taino elder, whom Jerry has apprenticed under for over five years. Jerry has travelled to over twenty-five different countries on five continents and spent a full year studying Buddhism and Himalayan culture in India, Nepal, and Bhutan from 2010-2011. He currently works with BEAT NYC, a non-profit that teaches Hip-Hop and Beatboxing in NYC public schools and performs with Dream Seed, a sound meditation and world music group. His music with the Hang drum was featured on the Emmy award-winning Netflix series, Orange is the New Black and he is a founding member of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation 501 (c) 3 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn where he resides with the Golden Drum community.
Shola’s mission is to enrich communities through music, healing arts, education and service. She is a disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino for the past 8 years, and an active member of the Golden Drum, a cultural community center for consciousness in New York. Shola is the co-founder of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation, a NPO that provides educational programs that support the preservation of the sacred arts. She is a student of the Universal Initiatic College, learning the traditional Native American healing ways, esoteric knowledge and sacred wisdom teachings of the earth. Shola has been developing her healing gifts through prayer, song and her unique communication with sacred healing herbs for healing the mind, body and spirit. She is the founder of Made in Prayer, a collective that empowers communities by hosting educational programs that guide you through prayerful art making. Made in Prayer is also a ceremonial lifestyle brand that creates fashion and sacred objects imbued with love and prayer.
Ixchel Prisma is a life-long vocalist, song writer, performer and sound healer who brings beauty and vibrancy through her music. She is an independent artist dedicated to bringing uplifting and high vibrational music to the world. The music she creates is designed with the intention to inspire inspiration, healing, transformation, and expansion. In addition to writing her own material, Ixchel has also been studying and singing sacred healing songs from many indigenous cultures for many years. She carries traditional healing songs from all corners of the globe, and weaves these cultural treasures in with her own prayers for the planet.
HONG KONG SHAMANIC Sound, Healing, & COnsciousness RETREAT with MAESTRO MANUEL & Dream Seed begins with everyone's arrival to the beautiful grounds of the LANTAU sanctuary on WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18th. We will open our retreat with a delicious vegetarian dinner followed by our first shamanic sound healing journey. Each morning we will come together to develop our morning practices of movement and meditation. The days will be filled with sweat lodges, Workshops & TALKS with TAINO ELDER MAESTRO MANUEL RUfino, ANDEAN flower CEREMONIES, sound healing workshops, vocal opening and song study classes, A DRUM MAKING CEREMONY and plenty of time to rest and eat in the rejuvenating energy of the mountains, the forest and gardens. On SUNDAY OCTOBER 22nd, we will hold our final sweat lodge in the morning and close with a big MEAL and closing CEREMONY.
price includes: 3 Meals a Day, Sweat Lodges, yoga, Sound healing, Flower baths, Shamanic training and an opportunity to make your own drum!
USD $1280 tent camping
USD $1480 shared room
USD $1880 private room
*Tent camping requires participants to bring their own tent and bedding.
*There is a limited number of private rooms. Rooms will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
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3. Once registered, you will be sent a follow up email with instructions and recommendations for how to prepare your body, mind, and spirit for this retreat.
A non-refundable Deposit of $600 is required to reserve a space.
Final Payments are due: OCTOBER 10, 2017
PLEASE BE AWARE
The $600 Deposit is non-refundable in all circumstances. Should a participant cancel due to an emergency situation, exceptions may be evaluated on a case by case basis. Dream Seed reserves the right to cancel the retreat at any time for unforeseen circumstances or emergencies, and will give as much advance notice as possible. Should that occur, participants will receive a full refund. If Dream Seed does cancel, the organization will not be liable for trip cancellation expenses, such as travel arrangements.